You’re not broken. You were never broken. You’re actually perfect, and you’re exactly where you are supposed to be on your journey.
Like most people, I’ve experienced immense heartbreak in my life and could write a whole book about the pain caused by the (conscious and unconscious) selfish, vicious acts of humans that I’ve witnessed and endured.
Much like you, I’ve done a ton of every type of personal development and holistic healing work – I love it like Lady Gaga loves crazy hats. One of my biggest realizations EVER came this year when I realized, through my meditations, that as a soul having a human experience, no one can actually hurt me emotionally without my permission.
There’s pain, like the sting you feel when someone wrongs you in some way; and then there’s suffering, the continued agony that WE create for ourselves by holding onto that wrong and wallowing in the pain it caused instead of releasing it.
We choose whether or not to give that initial sting permission to cut deep, to linger and become hurt and suffering. It’s our own perception that makes all the difference and forgiveness is a freeing balm.
After spending most of my life riddled shame and a deep sense of being broken, I had an incredible experience this year that brought freedom, deep inner peace, and the magical wonderment of a child to my life like I never thought possible. I found a place within me that has never been hurt and never could be, a place that is still untouched and pure. That place is home and it anchors us to truth.
Here’s a beautiful ritual and daily affirmation to help you return to love, ground you in truth, and open your heart.
Heart Opening Ritual:
- Find a quiet place.
- Say a prayer or set an intention, light a candle and some sage or incense, maybe even play some soft music to create a sacred space and bring you into the present moment.
- Meditate and ask for the place within you that has never been hurt, and never could be, to be revealed to you.
- Keep searching, keep uncovering and keep asking for this place to be discovered until you find it.
Daily Affirmation: “There’s a place in me that has never been hurt and never could be.”
Don’t underestimate the simplicity of this ritual! This ritual evoked one of the most powerful realizations of my life. 😉
I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments below.
Much love to you, dear.
P.S. I feel like the name for this ritual isn’t quite right. If you think of a better one, I’d love to hear it below. Thanks cookie! XO